Monday, Oct 1, 6:30pm
New York, NY
The Imagination of Henri Michaux
Join Richard Sieburth and Pierre Joris as they discuss Sieburth’s new translation of Henri Michaux’s A Certain Plume (NYRB).
Henri Michaux was born in Namur, Belgium, and settled in Paris in the 1920s. There, taken by imagination and creativity, he began to write and paint, and his work drew the attention and praise of influential critics, André Gide and Maurice Blanchot among them. Averse to publicity and public honors, he refused the French Grand Prix National des Lettres in 1965.
Richard Sieburth teaches at New York University. His previous versions of Henri Michaux include Emergences/Resurgences and Stroke by Stroke. He has published translations of work by numerous French authors including Nostradamus, Maurice Scève, Louise Labé, Gérard de Nerval, Michel Leiris, and Antonin Artaud, among many others.
Pierre Joris is a Luxembourg-American poet, prolific translator, anthologist and essayist.
Co-presented by Albertine Books and the Poetry Society of America.
Free and open to the public.